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When using Import with a url what information is broadcasted/sent to the receiving end of the request and is it possible to monitor/modify that information?

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    $\begingroup$ It might be easier to do something like ImportString[URLRead[url]] and modify the parameters in URLRead $\endgroup$ – Carl Lange Feb 23 at 19:12
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You can use NetworkPacketRecording or NetworkPacketCapture to record / capture network packet activity during Import.

You could also use a tool like Wireshark

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "modify that information"?

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  • $\begingroup$ I was hoping there was something similar like the properties in URLRead $\endgroup$ – yosimitsu kodanuri Feb 23 at 18:41
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There is not documentation for this at this time, I suggest using ImportString[URLRead[url]] etc like Carl suggests.

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